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avenue of escape

A way or path out of something. That beetle doesn't seem to know that his only avenue of escape is the open window. The fire was in the kitchen, so our only avenue of escape was through the front door.
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avenue of escape

Fig. the pathway or route along which someone or something escapes. The open window was the bird's only avenue of escape from the house. Bill saw that his one avenue of escape was through the back door.
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Here I left my guides, and, slipping to the nearest window, sought for an avenue of escape.
With the light he found it easier to regain control of his nerves, and presently he was again making his way along the tunnel in search of an avenue of escape.
I did not pause longer than to learn the contents of the second message, and, though I was none too sure of the meaning of the final admonition, "Beyond the knots lies danger," yet I was sure that here before me lay an avenue of escape, and that the sooner I took advantage of it the more likely was I to win to liberty.
Yet the wall was not fully six feet from him, and the top of it at least five feet above the top of the shed--those who had designed the campong had been careful to set this structure sufficiently far from the palisade to prevent its forming too easy an avenue of escape.
Tarzan scanned the precipitous walls for an avenue of escape.
He added, however, that "a broader view of Oregon law provides an avenue of escape.
Improved screening for indications of trafficking and additional alternatives to deportation are necessary to identify these victims and provide an avenue of escape for those who wish to pursue it.
Many of the tropical scenes were created as an avenue of escape from everyday life.
The frantic efforts of the SS to provide itself with an avenue of escape provide an object lesson in the smaller moral bankruptcies that accompanied the more conspicuous evils of the Nazi regime, but they form an entirely different lesson from that taught by the death factories and macabre medical experiments of Nazi scientists.
As the noose tightened around the necks of European Jewry, one is impressed by Heschel's continued devotion to Jewish scholarship and his earnest attempt to foster Jewish renewal in Germany, all the while seeking an avenue of escape.
It was also a time of great popular interest in visualizing a fourth spatial dimension--a concept that appeared to offer painters and sculptors, in particular, an avenue of escape from conventional representation.